aNewDomain — TIME Magazine finally revealed its 2017 Person of the Year cover a few minutes ago on morning television. And the winner is — the “silence breakers.” These are, of course, the #MeToo people, the men and women who are coming out and calling out those they feel sexually harassed them at some point in the past.
Could it be just a fad, though?
Look. There have been plenty of important moments in the past — moments during which a national conversation about sexual harassment prompted political observers to believe that society had turned decisively against a culture of systemic sexual harassment in the workplace and elsewhere.
Yet those moments always faded.
Is the post-Harvey Weinstein moment any different?
Let’s come back in six months and review.
For aNewDomain, I’m Ted Rall.